noun, plural man·da·mus·es.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of mandamus
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Example sentences from the Web for mandamus
The thirty-six councillors, appointed under writ of mandamus, excited the most indignation.The Siege of Boston|Allen French
Yet we are perpetually insulted, by being told, that making our council by mandamus, brings us nearer to the British constitution.Novanglus, and Massachusettensis|John Adams
Money was raised, and Flamen Ball, Sr., was secured to make an application for mandamus.History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)|George Washington Williams
For, while the others are getting their mandamus to move, the report is brought in that he is lying on his death-bed!Gwen Wynn|Mayne Reid
His appointment as Councillor was by the King's writ of mandamus which was held, was contrary to the charter.The Loyalists of Massachusetts|James H. Stark